The Lutheran confessions. An ecumenical proposal of dogma ; Documents of concord and reform -- Justification by faith apart from works of law. A Christological answer to the radical question ; From experience of promise to apology of doctrine ; Faith seeking understanding through controversy -- Theological elaborations. Sacraments : the visible word ; Christology : God deep in the flesh ; Ministry : serving the gospel ; Church : body in conflict ; Christian life : brave sinning ; Predestination : the God of promise -- Unfinished work. Unity : how much is enough? ; Politics : two kingdoms? ; Adiaphora : freedom or bondage?